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Dec 15, 2002, 11:21 PM
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power system for 5-6 oz twin

I'm looking to make a differential thrust flyer with an AUW of around 5-6 ounces. I plan on using nimhs and am hoping that i can get a duration of more than 7 minutes. any ideas for the power system? would 2 geared n20's do the trick? what about something direct-drive?

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Dec 16, 2002, 10:51 AM
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Two GWS IPS motors with 3x2 props would weigh a little over 1 oz. total (the weight listed on the GWS site is incorrect; these motors weigh ~.5 oz. each, not .25 oz.) and produce a total of ~4 oz. thrust @ 7.2V.

Dec 16, 2002, 12:25 PM
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For a slowflyer with low wingloading I think the geared n-20's would be a good choice.

Lithium-poly cells will give good duration.

For comparison. I have a 2.6oz plane on a single geared n-20 that flys for 8 minutes. https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show...threadid=71947

Dec 16, 2002, 01:10 PM
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Twin pizza box

I have a twin pizza box using two GWS "A" motors set up with differential thrust on the rudder stick. It weighs around 6.5 oz flying it with a 2 cell Kokam 1020. Hovers just over 1/2 throttle and will just hang there torque rolling for as long as I can keep up with it (a little over a minute was my longest so far).
Dec 17, 2002, 03:40 PM
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How did you set up your differencial thrust? Is there a place you can buy an ESC to do it?
Dec 28, 2002, 07:11 AM
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How about GWS LPS-B2C http://www.gws.com.tw/english/produc...stem/012-4.htm

I am using 2 of those (A-gear) on my profile P-61. AUW is 125 grams (4.4 oz) with 2-cell 560mAh Li-Poly pack.

Dec 28, 2002, 04:33 PM
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dual esc


I simply used two GWS esc's, made up a Y connector to plug both into the battery. Plugged one esc into throttle channel and the other into rudder channel. I then mixed rudder (slave) to throttle (master) so both motors power up with the throttle stick, then created a second mix of throttle (slave) rudder (master) which provides the differential thrust when rudder stick is moved. On initial flight the "rudder" was very touchy so I put in 80% expo on rudder channel to soften it yet leave me full differential thrust at max stick deflection.

Hope that's not too confusing of a description

Dec 28, 2002, 09:41 PM
bob h
Hi Mike,
Did you make it up to Springfield Friday? Sure wanted to but had other things to do. Darn!

What transmitter are you using to get a double mix set up? I have a Hitec Eclipse and don't think it will do that. I have been trying to figure out how to set up a twin but it's a no-go so far.
Bob H
Dec 28, 2002, 11:05 PM
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6 ounce twin will fly great on 2 direct drive N-20 motors with B-2 props on 7 cells (280 NiMh would be good).

Worked great on this plane at just under 7 ounces:

Last edited by Allan Wright; Dec 28, 2002 at 11:07 PM.
Dec 29, 2002, 12:49 AM
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this is exactly what I was hoping for. Are those N20's the high voltage GWS "B2" types or the low voltage surplus kind? How is flight performance? what kind of duration do you get(on what batts) ? also, wing span area?
Dec 29, 2002, 01:04 AM
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Hi Bob,
Yes I did make Springfield, missed seeing the gyrocopter fly again. I may go over Tuesday morning for their normaly scheduled flying time.

I have a JR 8103 Tx, not sure about the Eclipse, thought it had multiple mixes, but they may have the channels factory assigned. I need to ask Troy, he has an Eclipse.


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